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Our new journal on Festival Culture, Research and Education acknowledges the broad and diverse nature of the study of festival culture in all forms in the 21st century and intends to critically explore festivity through a comparative and interdisciplinary lens.

San Fermin Festival

The journal seeks to uphold and advance the aims of the network: to explore, expand and articulate current approaches within the field; to examine the significance of the festival and celebratory cultures in all of their manifestations; to explore the various festival arts, practices and processes, and how individuals and community groups within different cultures share their knowledge of craft-making (we also aim to understand the importance of festival arts); to create a space for festival cultural studies that will help the field to advance; to learn more about the kind of academic research being conducted, where it is conducted and by whom; and to provide a platform for scholars, postgraduate students and artists to share and advance the study of festivals.

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The main responsibilities of all editors are to ensure that the journal accepts and disseminates high-quality research, that supports its aims and scope.


Editorial board members will act as ambassadors for the journal, offer expertise, work with the editor-in-chief and advise on policy, development and scope, advise on special issues for the journal, recommend conferences that may help to boost the journal's impact, attract journal submissions, submit their own work (must adhere to conflict of Interest rules), engage in teleconferences with the editor-in-chief and/or core editorial team, assist in peer-reviewing submissions when needed, and if possible solicit papers for the journal.


The advisory board will be made up of leading scholars interested in supporting the journal. The advisory board provides guidance on direction, best practices and ensures the journal's success to demonstrate its diversity, longevity, and interdisciplinary nature.


Post-graduates and recent post-docs interested in the role of associate editor are invited to apply and should have editorial experience. We are seeking associate editors with interest in or experience of the arts, humanities and social science fields. Associate editors take submitted articles through peer review, including selecting reviewers, offer support on decisions based on the reviews and communicates the decisions to the editor-in-chief, participate in Editorial meetings through teleconference, article submissions may be assigned to the associate editors based on fit with their areas of specialism.

Festival Crowd


The community that the journal intends to serve extends to all arts, humanities, and social science fields: for example, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, education, performance studies, folk studies, religious studies, geography, history, performing arts (music, theatre and dance), media and communication studies, cross-cultural studies, and visual culture.


If you are interested (or know of a colleague who may be interested) in any of the roles offered we will like to hear from you.


We ask that post-graduates applying for the associate editor position tell us how their editorial experience is relevant to the role and how they would apply their experience to the role. Editorial experience may include the following: editor, co-editor, associate editor, assistant editor, or reviewer. Experience with electronic editorial systems is desirable.


Editorial and Advisory board applicants must have a PhD. and should send their

CV to us (no form to fill, simply send your CV).


Applicants with significant publishing or reviewing experience will be preferred. Accepted applicants will be contacted via email.


By agreeing to be on the board and/or offer support, your name and/or organisation logo will be displayed on the network/journal.



For additional information and inquiries on festival culture research, please contact us. Send applications and proposals of interest to the principal editor. The journal aims to support the development of arts, culture, research, and education in the field.

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